Obion County Board of Education
June 28, 2010

Agenda Item: VII.G.

Consider/Approve Central Cafeteria Chemical Bid for the 2010 – 2011 School Year

Background Information:

In addition to advertising, the Reelfoot Area Consortium solicited bids for the purchase of chemicals (specifications attached) for the 2010 – 2011 school year. The only bid received was from Ecolab Inc. Funds for these purchases will be budgeted in the FY11 Central Cafeteria Fund budget. Although bids were solicited through the consortium, each School System represented must submit the bids/recommendations to their respective Boards for acceptance and approval. After the consortium opened the bids, the consortium, through Ms. Judy Denman, recommends Ecolab, Inc. for chemical purchases for the 2010 – 2011 school year.

Staff Recommendation:

I concur with the recommendation set forth by Ms. Judy Denman and recommend approval of the bid as indicated on the Bid Request Information Form. With this approval, it is the intent of the Board and management that no liability will be incurred, nor a purchase order issued, until the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2010.